Sharie Lindberg passed away peacefully on Oct. 5, 2013, at the Life Care Center of Evergreen, surrounded by her husband, Harlan, son, Troy, daughter, Amy, and her husband Mike, and her brother-in-law Bill.
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Sharie was 69 and had lived in Evergreen for 33 years before moving to the Roxborough area in 2007.
She was born on Dec. 3, 1943, in Quincy, Ill., and lived her early life in Kansas City, Mo. She married Harlan Lindberg on Nov. 26, 1966, and they lived for two years in Billings, Mont., before moving to the Denver area. In 1969 they were blessed with the birth of their son, Troy, and in 1971 their daughter, Amy, was born. In 1973 their family moved to Evergreen, where they remained until 2007. She got to see her kids attend Evergreen schools and go on to graduate from the University of Colorado and the University of Northern Colorado. She was very proud of their academic achievements and how they turned out as parents.
Sharie's pride and joy were her five beautiful grandchildren. Since Daisy, Autumn, Carly, Emily and Haley were all girls, she called them her "grand-girls." They called her "Amma."
During her life in Evergreen she served as a teacher's aide at Wilmot and Marshdale elementary schools. She worked at Evergreen Drug for 11 years and managed the Hallmark Card department. She was an active member of the Evergreen United Methodist Church for 35 years and held many positions in which she could help people in the church and community. She was in several Evergreen Chorale musical productions with her husband, Harlan.
Sharie loved to cook, travel and simply be with friends and family. She had a high-spirited, bubbly personality and was always upbeat and fun to be with. She was asked one time about the secret to her long marriage and she replied, "We laugh a lot." Her family had a summer home in Estes Park, and she spent many summers enjoying the beauty surrounding the Rocky Mountains.
Her life was cut short by a neurological disease called ataxia. When she was diagnosed with it in 2010, she was told that there was no cure. For this reason her family is asking that memorial gifts in her memory be sent to the National Ataxia Foundation, 2600 Fernbrook Lane N., No. 119, Minneapolis, MN 55447-4752, in hopes that someday this terrible disease can be conquered.
A memorial service is planned in her honor at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Evergreen United Methodist Church.
She is at peace now and will be missed by many.
Published in Canyon Courier from Oct. 9 to Oct. 15, 2013